Woman to appeal sentence for pushing husband off cliff

Woman to appeal sentence for pushing husband off cliff

Woman to appeal sentence for pushing husband off cliff

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 10:07 AM

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A Kalispell, Mont., woman who pleaded guilty to pushing her new husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park last summer plans to appeal her 30-year prison sentence for his death.

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Attorneys for 22-year-old Jordan Linn Graham filed the notice of appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. She was sentenced late last month for the death of 25-year-old Cody Johnson.

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The notice says Graham plans to appeal over several issues, including prosecutors raising the issue of premeditation in a sentencing memorandum. Graham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, which does not involve premeditation.
 
The notice says she also plans to appeal U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy's decision not to allow her to withdraw her guilty plea.
 

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